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    Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:36
Playing Tubular Bells in the opening ceremony. I wouldn't be surprised if he worked on some of the music earlier in the show. It sounded very Oldfield-esque.Very cool to see prog in front of such a huge international audience.


Edited by TheCaptain - July 27 2012 at 15:36
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:39
Yeah I am watching now too. Bransdon on guitar and now the infamous Bells theme playing. Cant wait to hear Muse sing the Olympic theme Survival.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:40
I'm guessing they're playing only the Exorcist part.. That's what the radio played back then. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:41
Could do without the Harry Potter trash though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:43
Could someone post this on youtube? I have Dish and because Comcast bought out the Olympics, I don't get to see any of it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:47
Its live on TV worldwide - where you from?

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anyway it will definitely be youtubed later make no mistake.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 15:49
Oh, I guess I don't have the package. It's on channel 209 and I have 208 and 210. Cry
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You can follow it from here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/bbc_one_2012_hd

I was though missing King Crimson from the British musical pot-pourri. Or perhaps they should have played Genesis - Selling England by the Pound. Big smile  
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Originally posted by nuuskamuikkunen nuuskamuikkunen wrote:

You can follow it from here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/bbc_one_2012_hd

I was though missing King Crimson from the British musical pot-pourri. Or perhaps they should have played Genesis - Selling England by the Pound. Big smile  


I'm sorry, we can't show this content in your area.

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Damn, I missed it. If I had known earlier, I would have watched it right from the start. I'm not big on the Olympics, almost forgetting that they started today, if it wasn't for my parents. Seeing all the different countries and cultures is interesting though. Smile
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Watching the ceremony now. Thumbs Up I should probably follow the games this year. 
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If you are in the US you could try this one:  http://www.nbcolympics.com/
Otherwise you have to google for your own country
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 21:22
So he's not participating in the Olympics just playing music ? I thought i heard he threw the discus. Mind you if he did at his age i think everyone in the crowd would be wearing helmets.
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I saw Oldfield on the TV tonight.  He was looking pretty sharp.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2012 at 21:52
Originally posted by Raccoon Raccoon wrote:

Could someone post this on youtube? I have Dish and because Comcast bought out the Olympics, I don't get to see any of it

Can I just take this moment... to say to you now... unless you have a thing for inane commentary... you really aren't missing anything.   My wife has also observed...that Mike Oldfield... was looking pretty good...I missed it...now I'm wondering...how she would know that... as she's not really a prog fan...Tongue


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Pink Floyd was referenced, too - twice! :-)
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I caught one of the Pink Floyd references...the pig flying over Battersea Park. What was the other one?
Cool to see Mike Oldfield there also!!
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Murcans can watch it here:
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Originally posted by Thkasabrk Thkasabrk wrote:

I caught one of the Pink Floyd references...the pig flying over Battersea Park. What was the other one?
Cool to see Mike Oldfield there also!!
I missed it, but apparently a bit of "Time" was played...
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I'm TIVOing it so I'll go back to see if I catch that..thanks!
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